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The England national cricket team toured New Zealand in February and March 1963 and played a three-match Test series against the New Zealand national cricket team. England won the series 3–0.

Test series summary

First Test

23–27 February 1963
(4-day match)
Scorecard
Flag of England England
562/7d (186 overs)
v Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
258 (110.4 overs)
England won by an innings and 215 runs
Eden Park, Auckland
Umpires: JMA Brown and RWR Shortt
PH Parfitt 131*
FJ Cameron 4/118 (43 overs)
BW Yuile 64
JDF Larter 3/51 (26 overs)
89 (f/o) (53.1 overs)
JR Reid 21*
JDF Larter 4/26 (14.1 overs)
  • England won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 24 February was taken as a rest day.
  • BW Sinclair and BW Yuile (both NZL) made their Test debuts.

Second Test

1–4 March 1963
(4-day match)
Scorecard
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
194 (76.3 overs)
v Flag of England England
428/8d (149 overs)
England won by an innings and 47 runs
Basin Reserve, Wellington
Umpires: DP Dumbleton and WT Martin
RW Blair 64*
FS Trueman 4/46 (20 overs)
MC Cowdrey 128*
RW Blair 2/81 (33 overs)
187 (98 overs)
WR Playle 65
FJ Titmus 4/50 (31 overs)
  • England won the toss and elected to field.
  • 3 March was taken as a rest day.
  • The match was scheduled for four days but completed in three.

Third Test

15–19 March 1963
(4-day match)
Scorecard
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand
266 (118.2 overs)
v Flag of England England
253 (95.5 overs)
England won by 7 wickets
Lancaster Park, Christchurch
Umpires: LC Johnston and WT Martin
JR Reid 74
FS Trueman 7/75 (30.2 overs)
KF Barrington 47
RC Motz 3/68 (19.5 overs)
159 (83.4 overs) 173/3 (59.3 overs)
JR Reid 100
FJ Titmus 4/46 (21 overs)
KF Barrington 45
JC Alabaster 2/57 (15.3 overs)
  • New Zealand won the toss and elected to bat.
  • 17 March was taken as a rest day.


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